9 Day Queenstown & Auckland Special (Houston Special)

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Is This Trip Right for You?

This independent program allows the flexibility to explore on your own. We offer a selection of hotels to accommodate a variety of tastes and budgets. Affordable optional sightseeing excursions are available to enhance your trip. Keep in mind that this tour is not escorted and therefore you will not have the services of a tour manager to assist with hotel check-in formalities and luggage handling. Hotel locations, services and amenities differ according to the Plan. Read the descriptions in full and locate the hotels on our provided map to ensure the Hotel/Plan you select meets your desired criteria. A variety of airfare options are available for this program, including some low-cost fares which may exclude complimentary checked luggage and advance seat assignments. Please read each offering to ensure you choose the option that best fits your wishes. This is an Independent program. For more information, click here.

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Independent Package Includes

  • Round trip flights Houston-Queenstown, Queenstown-Auckland-Houston
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 6 nights accommodations in your choice of hotels
    • 3 nights Queenstown
    • 3 nights Auckland
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Breakfast daily

Is This Trip Right for You?

This independent program allows the flexibility to explore on your own. We offer a selection of hotels to accommodate a variety of tastes and budgets. Affordable optional sightseeing excursions are available to enhance your trip. Keep in mind that this tour is not escorted and therefore you will not have the services of a tour manager to assist with hotel check-in formalities and luggage handling. Hotel locations, services and amenities differ according to the Plan. Read the descriptions in full and locate the hotels on our provided map to ensure the Hotel/Plan you select meets your desired criteria. A variety of airfare options are available for this program, including some low-cost fares which may exclude complimentary checked luggage and advance seat assignments. Please read each offering to ensure you choose the option that best fits your wishes. This is an Independent program. For more information, click here.

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Half Day Boutique Wine Tasting Tour with lunch 11:00 AM

Spend the afternoon among boutique vineyards and spectacular scenery of Central Otago. Begin with a scenic drive that takes you through stunning alpine scenery. View AJ Hackett bungy bridge and visit historic Old Cromwell. Enjoy tastings at three premium vineyards in the Gibbston and Bannockburn/Cromwell region with a light lunch and glass of premium wine at a fourth vineyard.

Approximate tour duration is 5.5 hours.

Day #4 26 Apr 2020 - 11 Dec 2020 $135.00
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Full Day Milford Sound with lunch 6:45 AM

Drive this morning to picturesque Te Anau, gateway to Milford Sound. Nestled on the lake's edge, it's the perfect base from which to discover the spectacular glacier-carved wilderness of Fiordland National Park. Your scenic journey will include short walks and photo opportunities. Upon arrival, board your cruise on Milford Sound and be surrounded by astonishing scenery from atop the viewing decks. An informative commentary on the natural history and wildlife follows you as you stop at waterfalls and points of interest along the way. A range of lunch options are available (must be pre - ordered) as well a complimentary tea and coffee. Following the cruise, return to Queenstown.

Approximate tour duration is 12 hours.

Day #5 01 Jan 2020 - 11 Dec 2020 $165.00
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Half Day Auckland City Tour 9:00 AM

Experience the very best of beautiful Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city with its spectacular ocean vistas, ancient volcanoes, lush green parkland, iconic landmarks, tranquil harborside bays and a historic picturesque marine village. Visit the Auckland Domain (Auckland’s second-largest volcano) with views of the Auckland Museum, one of the city’s architectural icons. View the atmospheric suburb of Parnell, with its colonial style and attractive mansions. Along Tamaki Drive, one of the world’s most beautiful city drives, admire some of the best viewpoints over the beautiful Waitemata Harbour, Hauraki Gulf and Rangitoto, the largest volcano in the Auckland Volcanic Field. Drive across the Harbour Bridge, spanning sparkling blue waters dotted with white sails, and visit Devonport, the picturesque old North Shore marine village with its great cafes and boutiques, before returning to Auckland City.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #7 01 Apr 2020 - 11 Dec 2020 $69.00
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Auckland Sky Tower with dinner

This evening, head to the Sky Tower. Standing at almost 1,100 feet tall, it is the highest freestanding structure in the Southern Hemisphere and has become an iconic part of Auckland's skyline. From the observation deck, marvel at the breathtaking views of the sparkling harbor, the city and beyond. Head to the Orbit brasserie, located at the top of the Sky Tower, that rotates every hour, thus offering stunning 360-degree panoramas of the city and beyond. Here, savor a delectable kiwi-inspired three-course dinner, featuring the best locally sourced produce.

Approximate duration is 2 hours.

Day #7 01 Jan 2020 - 11 Dec 2020 $69.00
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Full Day Hobbiton Express Tour with lunch 7:00 AM

Departing Auckland this morning, travel south over the Bombay Hills to the rich farmland of the Waikato region. Enjoy a drive through undulating green hills reminding you that you are approaching The Shire. Upon arrival at Shire's Rest, located in Matamata, embark on your Hobbiton movie set tour. Fall in love with the area, just as acclaimed director Sir Peter Jackson did, as you journey through Middle-earth on a guided tour around the set. Visit some of the most famous locations; the hobbit holes, the mill, the party tree and the pond. Listen to fascinating stories of how Hobbiton came to be. Conclude the tour at the famous Green Dragon Inn for a drink. Afterward, a sumptuous feast is included at the Party marquee, before heading back to Auckland.

Approximate tour duration is 8.5 hours.

Day #8 01 Jan 2020 - 11 Dec 2020 $209.00
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8 Day Sydney Special, April 2019
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8 Day Sydney Vacation, March 2018
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It was great! The people are so genuine and kind and it's a beautiful place full of history, culture, and animals. 2 thumbs up!

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